Women Tourist Guides

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24 Women Guide Wildlife Lovers In MP's Kanha, Pench Tiger Reserves

Registering active participation in state tourism, 24 women now guide tourists in Madhya Pradesh’s tiger reserves. Two tiger reserves - Kanha and Pench Tiger Reserve-National Park have 13 and 11 women guides each to escort wildlife enthusiasts. Moreover, the Forest Department plans to introduce similar guides at Pachmarhi’s Satpura Tiger Reserve. Interestingly, most of the 24 women are either sisters or the wives of the male staff of the… read-more

Wed, 03 Mar 2021 - 08:10 PM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: Madhya Pradesh, Women Empowerment, Tiger Reserve, Kanha Tiger Reserve

CEAT Shoppe

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Tyre Maker CEAT Launches All-Women Operated Service Outlet In Punjab

India’s leading tyre maker CEAT has launched all-women operated service centre in Punjab’s Bhatinda. Reportedly, the women at the centre will perform all service-related jobs, including wheel changing, balancing and using other machines. CEAT Chief Marketing Officer Amit Tolani said the initiative aims to increase women participation in the male-dominated industry. Moreover, planning to open 10 other such Shoppes in coming months, CEAT has… read-more

Tue, 23 Feb 2021 - 09:45 AM / by Ronit John

Tags: CEAT, CEAT tyres, Women Empowerment, tyre, Bhatinda

Courtesy: The Economic Times

Damyanti Soni

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Battling Odds, 55-year-old Mother Operates Heavy Vehicle For Survival

Battling all odds after her husband's death a decade ago, 55-year-old Damyanti Soni has started driving heavy vehicles for survival. Interestingly, her husband had taught her to operate JCB that she mastered after his demise.  Reportedly, the strong-willed woman was selected by Tata-Hitachi to showcase her operational skills in Bengaluru. Notably, she was also invited to Auto Expo in Japan in March 2020, which was cancelled due to COVID-19… read-more

Sun, 14 Feb 2021 - 07:15 PM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: Damyanti Soni, Women Empowerment, Woman Heavy Vehicle Driver, Woman Achiever

LPG plant

Photo: The Times of India

Ladakhs' Only LPG Plant In India Operated Completely By Women

The only LPG plant in Ladakh which provides fuel to over 50,000 army troops is run by an all-women crew. Interestingly, the plant located near Leh delivers a major portion of 40% of its total refill to the Indian defence establishment. Moreover, the all-women crew having 12 members ensures all task from the production lines to managing the security. Notably, it is the only LPG unit in India which is operated completely by women.

Sun, 31 Jan 2021 - 03:14 PM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: Women Empowerment, Ladakh, LPG Plant, Indian Army, Leh

Courtesy: The Times of India

kerala government

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Kerala To Give 'Dakshayani Velayudhan' Award For Women Empowerment

Kerala government has launched the Dakshayani Velayudhan award, a yearly honour to laud the selfless women striving to empower marginalized women. Slated for International Women's Day, the award includes a cash prize worth Rs 1 Lakh, a citation and a memento. Moreover, the screening committee will select the winner from applicants working in the field for at least five years. Reportedly, the award memorializes Dakshayani - the only Dalit… read-more

Mon, 25 Jan 2021 - 05:44 PM / by Ashly Ann Varghese

Tags: Kerala Government, Women Empowerment, marginalized women, Award

Courtesy: The Economic Times

Army Women

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Army To Induct Women Pilots In Flying Branch From Next Year

The Indian Army will begin inducting women as pilots under its aviation wing from next year. Announcing the decision, Chief of Army Staff Gen MM Narvane stated that he had issued instructions in this regard a month ago. He said that while the pilot course admitting women officers will start in July 2021, they will be commissioned after one-year training. The Army has started inducting women in military police from 2019.

Tue, 12 Jan 2021 - 11:06 PM / by Sakshi Teresa Emmanuel

Tags: Indian Army, Induction, Women Empowerment, Aviation Wing

Women Empowerment: All Women Crew Pilots Goods Train In Western Railways For The First Time

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All-Women Crew Pilots Goods Train In Western Railway For 1st Time

What could be called as inspiring, an all-women crew of Western Railway on January 5 successfully piloted a goods train from Maharashtra to Gujarat. For this, Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal tweeted, "Our women employees have set a wonderful example of empowerment." A senior official from Western Railway, Sumit Thakur, said this would inspire other women to take jobs of guards and loco pilots. The 3-member crew included Kumkum Dongre,… read-more

Fri, 08 Jan 2021 - 02:03 PM / by Archita chakraborty

Tags: Women Empowerment, Western Railways, Goods train

Courtesy: NDTV

Hima Kohli

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Telangana HC Gets Justice Hima Kohli As First Woman Chief Justice

Former Delhi High Court Judge Hima Kohli became the first woman chief justice of Telangana on January 7. The oath-taking ceremony was held at Raj Bhavan and was attended Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan, CM K Chandrashekhar Rao, Union Minister of State (Home) G Kishan Reddy and other dignitaries of the state. As per reports, the outgoing Chief Justice RS Chauhan has been transferred to Uttarakhand High Court.

Thu, 07 Jan 2021 - 04:09 PM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: Hima Kohli, Women Empowerment, Telangana, Chief Justice, Telangana High Court

NDRF Deployed India's First All-Female Team In Uttar Pradesh

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Historic: NDRF Deploys India's First All-Female 100-Member Team In UP

In a historic move, India for the first time has employed a team of 100 women officials dedicated to National Disaster Response Force (NDRF). Deployed at the River Ganga banks of UP’s Garh Mukteshwar town, the team is fully equipped and trained to provide disaster relief. While the provision allows only108 women rescuers in a 1000-membered battalion, the NDRF DG SN Pradhan said, "a mixed team will be more efficient in a disaster rescue".

Wed, 06 Jan 2021 - 10:58 AM / by Archita chakraborty

Tags: NDRF, Uttar Pradesh, Women Empowerment, Disaster, Disaster Relief, SN Pradhan

Courtesy: Hindustan Times

Argentina Approves Bill For Legalizing Abortion

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Argentina Approves Bill For Legalizing Abortion up to 14 week of pregnancy

Argentina, one of the largest Latin American countries has 'legalized abortions up to the 14th week of pregnancy', after a 12 long hours of session on December 30. The senate gave 38 votes in favor, 29 against, and one abstention. The pro and anti-abortion activists had gathered in front of the capital Buenos Aires to have their voices heard.  "Every outcast is a child of God", Pope Francis, an Argentinian tweeted before the debate.

Wed, 30 Dec 2020 - 03:04 PM / by Archita chakraborty

Tags: Argentina, Women Empowerment, Abortion

Courtesy: BBC News